BLHV-180 Workplace ethics
Fall for 2008-2009
Many people spend a large part of their waking hours at work. Ethical issues in the workplace arise from a number of sources and anyone who has ever had a job has probably encountered an ethical dilemma or two. This course utilizes normative ethical theory to analyze workplace dilemmas within the framework of the social, legal, economic and political context in which these issues arise. Specific cases centering on examples of unjust discrimination, harassment, hiring and firing, union activities, privacy, intellectual property, whistle blowing, conflict of interest, advertising, consumerism and more will be examined.
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